Supply Reel Spaghetti Ball  

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RedDawg
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A couple of times I have suffered the Supply Reel Spaghetti Ball syndrome (see photo) when large excursions of the X-axis cause windings on a full or almost full reel to "overflow" the reel and tangle around the spool holder's horizontal element. I have been using a small C-clamp (colored red in the photo) to constrain the feed path somewhat, but it failed miserably here, as you can see.

I recall seeing (Here? Thingiverse?) a filament guide that clips onto the upper frame element (similar to the dual spool support bracket)  that provides a filament entry point very close to the spool  edge to keep this from happening, but I cannot now locate it. Does anyone else recall seeing this guide, and can you please provide a link to it. Or do you have other solutions?

1. "Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." and "Any problem can be solved with the materials in the room." -Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera. 2. "If I can't fix it, it isn't broken." -Me....
Posted : 27/05/2021 3:34 am
cwbullet
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Something like this:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2986472

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/05/2021 3:38 am
RedDawg
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That's not the one I remember seeing, but it certainly looks like it will do the job. I'll try it. Thanks for the link.

1. "Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." and "Any problem can be solved with the materials in the room." -Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera. 2. "If I can't fix it, it isn't broken." -Me....
Posted : 27/05/2021 4:02 am
cwbullet
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@reddawg

Did it have a round or oval hole?

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/05/2021 4:03 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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This is another one that is closer to the spool.  

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/2016-prusa-i3-mk-filament-guide-clipon

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/05/2021 4:04 am
RedDawg
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@cwbullet

IIRC, it was round and only slightly larger than 1.75mm filament.

1. "Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity." and "Any problem can be solved with the materials in the room." -Edwin Land, inventor of the Polaroid Land Camera. 2. "If I can't fix it, it isn't broken." -Me....
Posted : 27/05/2021 4:24 am
MichaelK
(@michaelk)
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@reddawg

This one

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1657908

Or this one

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:1940114

Posted : 27/05/2021 5:20 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
Illustrious Member

There are a huge number of options out there.  I would just pick on and try it.  If it does not work for you, just print another.  I printed one and I am going try to incorporate it into my spool holder.  

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/05/2021 10:26 am
cwbullet
(@cwbullet)
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Smaller hold option:

https://www.prusaprinters.org/prints/31539-filament-guide-for-prusa-i3-mk3s

 

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Chuck H
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Posted : 27/05/2021 11:42 am
jsw
 jsw
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Here's the one I use.  I think it came from here.

 

Posted : 27/05/2021 9:29 pm
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